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South African aces of WW2



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Ww2 Victories Official Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
SLdr Marmaduke Thomas 'Pat' PATTLE 52 [50+2] 51 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 80Sq, 33Sq 20/04/1941 34,62,44(4sh)+12 prob
GCpt Adolph Gysbert 'Sailor' MALAN 34 [27+7] 29,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 74Sq, Biggin Hill Wg, 19FW, 145(FF)Wg RAF 32; 30,5
GCpt Petrus Hendrik 'Piet' HUGO 20 [17+3] 17,92 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 615Sq,41Sq; Tangemere Wg; Hornchurch Wg; 322Wg RAF 22
SLdr Johannes Jacobus 'Chris' LE ROUX 18 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 85Sq, 91Sq, 111Sq, 602Sq RAF 29/08/1944 23.5
SLdr Newell 'Fanny' ORTON 17 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 73Sq, 242Sq, 54Sq 17/09/1941 18; 25
Maj John Everitt FROST 16 [14+2] 14,83 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 3 SAAFSq, 5 SAAFSq 16/06/1942
SLdr Albert Gerald LEWIS 16 C.Shores RAF 504Sq, 85Sq, 249Sq, 261Sq RAF 18 (Shores-Will.), 21
S. R. WHITING 13 RAF
WCdr George R.A. McG. 'Robin' JOHNSTON 12 [10+2] 10,83 C.Shores RAF 73Sq, 65Sq, 122Wg
Col Andrew Christiaan BOSMAN 11 [8+3] 8,87 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 4Sq, 2 Sq, 72Sq SAAF; 7 SAAF Wg Tomahawk, Desert,41-42. Spitfire, Italy.
Maj Douglas William GOLDING 11 [8+3] 9,12 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 4Sq, 10Sq SAAF, 73Sq RAF
Maj Kenneth Weekes DRIVER 10 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF & RAF 1Sq SAAF, 274Sq RAF East Africa, 1940. Desert, 1941, POW.
LtCol Malcolm Stephen 'Bennie' OSLER 10 [9+1] 9,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & SAAF 1(SAAF)Sq,6Sq,145Sq,601Sq, 5 SAAF Wg
Lt Robert Henry TALBOT 10 [9+1] 9,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & SAAF 274Sq RAF; 13Sq, 1Sq SAAF 03/06/1941
FLt Stanley Grenfell 'Stan' GODDEN 8 [7+1] 7,33 C.Shores RAF 274Sq
WCdr Henry Patrick LARDNER-BURKE 8 [7+1] 7,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 19Sq, 46Sq, 126Sq, 222Sq, 1Sq, Coltishall Wg RAF
Maj Eric Cowley SAVILLE 8 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF & RAF 2 SAAFSq; 112Sq, 260Sq RAF 19/09/1943
SLdr Basil Gerald 'Stapme' STAPLETON 8 [6+2] 6,66 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 603Sq, 257Sq, 247Sq POW 1944.
FLt Brian VAN MENTZ 8 [6+2] 6,83 C.Shores RAF 213Sq, 504Sq, 222Sq 26/04/1941
WCdr Edward James MORRIS 7 [2+5] 4 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 79Sq, 238Sq, 250Sq, 251Wg 10
Capt Robin PARE 7 [6+1] 6,2 C.Shores SAAF 1(SAAF)Sq, 5(SAAF)Sq 03/06/1942 7,2 (Shores)
SLdr Spencer Ritchie "Teddy" PEACOCK-EDWARDS 7 [6+1] 6,33 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 253Sq, 261Sq, 131Sq, 258Sq, 273Sq, 30Sq 5+1
H. F. SMITH 7 [6+1] 6,33 RAF
FLt Henry John 'Harry' STARRETT 7 [3+4] C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 33Sq RAF 20/04/1941 3+3sh
SLdr Thomas Young WALLACE 7 [6+1] 6,5 C. Shores & C. Williams RAF 610Sq, 111Sq, 609Sq 11/11/1944 6 (Hess)
SubLt Edward Taylor WILSON 7 [3+4] 4,83 C.Shores & C.Williams SANF & FAA 1844Sq
SLdr James Richard Abe BAILEY 6 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 264Sq, 85 Sq; 1452 Flight; 125Sq, 600Sq RAF Defiant, Beaufighter, Channel, Italy 42.
LtCol Brian John Lister 'Piggy' BOYLE 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1Sq, 4Sq SAAF Gladiator,Hurricane, East Africa, 40-41.
FO Peter Grenfell DEXTER 6 C.Shores (2 kills with a Lysander) RAF 16Sq, 54Sq, 603Sq, 611Sq RAF 26/06/1941 Lysander BoF. Spitfire BoB, Channel 41. 5
LtCol Johannes Morrel FAURE 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & SAAF 1 SAAFSq,92Sq,6Sq,4 SAAFSq,324 Wg RAF
Maj John Henry GAYNOR 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1Sq, 10Sq, 7Sq, 2Sq SAAF 03/03/1944 Spitfire, Italy, 1943-44. KIFA.
Maj Charles James LAUBSCHER 6 [4+2] 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & SAAF 274Sq, 261Sq, 242Sq RAF; 2Sq, 10Sq, 11Sq SAAF
Capt Vernon Mearns Lill LINDSAY 6 [4+2] 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 2(SAAF)Sq
Lt McClellan Eric S.'Robbie' ROBINSON 6 [5+1] 5,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1 SAAFSq 14/11/1944
Capt Lawrence Robertson Stuart WAUGH 6 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF RCAF & RAF 5Sq, 1Sq; 417Sq, 601 Sq RAF POW 1943.
WCdr Maurice Clinton Hinton BARBER 5 W. N. Hess RAF 450Sq, 250Sq Kittyhawk, Desert, 1942-43. 3 (Shores)
Lt Adriaan Jacobus 'Attie' BOTHA 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1Sq 14/06/1941 Hurricane, Western Desert, 1941. KIA.
Capt Louis Cecil 'Cookie' BOTHA 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 5 SAAF Sq 17/06/1942 Tomahawk, Western Desert, 1942.
Maj Reginald John CLEMENTS 5 [3+2] 3 C. Shores (more?) SAAF 236Sq, 227Sq, 16(SAAF)Sq Beaufighter, Mediterranean, 1942. 2+2sh
Capt Robert Joseph Peter COLLINGWOOD 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF & SAAF 152 & 81Sq RAF;5, 1, 10Sq SAAF Hurr II, Desert 41-42? Spit, Burma 44.
Maj Andrew DUNCAN 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores SAAF 1Sq, 5Sq 31/05/1942
Maj John Edward GASSON 5 [3+2] 4 C. Shores SAAF 92Sq
GCpt Geoffrey David Leybourne HAYSOM 5 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 79 & 260Sq; 239 Wing RAF 6
Maj John Loch HEWITSON 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1Sq, 5Sq, 4Sq POW 1942.
R. C. HOJEM 5 SAAF
Col Daniel Wilhelm 'Johnny' HUMAN 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 4Sq, 5Sq, 2Sq, 1Sq, 7 SAAF Wg
Maj Dennis Vernon Dold LACEY 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 2Sq, 6Sq 07/08/1942
Col Douglas Haig LOFTUS 5 [4+1] 4,33 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 2(SAAF)Sq, 7(SAAF)Sq 9,33
Maj Peter Carel Rex METELERKAMP 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1(SAAF)Sq 13/12/1942
Maj John Edward 'Jack' PARSONSON 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 3Sq, 2Sq, 5Sq SAAF 16/08/1992
Maj Cecil Jack O.'Zulu' SWALES 5 [3+2] 3,83 C.Shores & C.Williams RAF 222, 603, 229, 185Sq RAF, 10SAAF, 4SAAFSq
LtCol Servaas THERON VAN BREDA 5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF & RAAF 1Sq, 2Sq, 3Sq SAAF, 250Sq RAAF; 2SAAFSq
Col Laurence Aubrey 'Laurie' WILMOT 5 [4+1] 4,5 C.Shores & C.Williams SAAF 1Sq, 2Sq, 258Wg, 262Wg, 322Wg, 239Wg 26/06/1947
Table: South African aces of WW2


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